The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 40 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing SOA 18 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.99% 3.30% 3.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 4.15% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
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£248 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £348 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £581 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £428 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.67 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +22.88%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
447 386 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.25% 79.59% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 194 162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 44
Average hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £43.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SOA Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon -6 3 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £605 -
Colchester - 1 - -
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA.

1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.88%) Middleware
3 28 (49.12%) Java
3 28 (49.12%) Linux
4 27 (47.37%) UNIX
5 25 (43.86%) TDD
6 22 (38.60%) Scrum
7 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (35.09%) Kanban
8 20 (35.09%) Puppet
8 20 (35.09%) REST
8 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
8 20 (35.09%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 18 (31.58%) Subversion
10 18 (31.58%) Mac OS X
10 18 (31.58%) HTML
10 18 (31.58%) Relational Database
11 14 (24.56%) HTML5
11 14 (24.56%) CSS
12 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
12 13 (22.81%) Ajax
12 13 (22.81%) Coaching
12 13 (22.81%) WSO2
13 12 (21.05%) User Stories
13 12 (21.05%) HTTP
13 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
13 12 (21.05%) SSL
13 12 (21.05%) J2EE
14 10 (17.54%) OO

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing SOA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SOA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.77%) Mule
2 5 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.02%) CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.75%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Google Analytics
2 3 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) HTTP
1 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
1 12 (21.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
2 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 18 (31.58%) Subversion
4 5 (8.77%) Ant
4 5 (8.77%) ERwin
5 2 (3.51%) JIRA
6 1 (1.75%) JUnit
6 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) Architect
3 22 (38.60%) Java Developer
4 13 (22.81%) Technical Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Integration Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Lead Technical Architect
5 7 (12.28%) Lead Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Lead Java Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Coach
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) Middleware
2 20 (35.09%) REST
3 18 (31.58%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) CSS
4 14 (24.56%) HTML5
5 13 (22.81%) Ajax
6 12 (21.05%) J2EE
7 9 (15.79%) Web Services
8 8 (14.04%) XML
8 8 (14.04%) JSP
9 7 (12.28%) .NET
10 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
10 6 (10.53%) JSON
11 5 (8.77%) XHTML
11 5 (8.77%) CSS3
11 5 (8.77%) Sass
11 5 (8.77%) LESS
12 3 (5.26%) Django
12 3 (5.26%) Play Framework
12 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Web 2.0
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Linux
2 27 (47.37%) UNIX
3 18 (31.58%) Mac OS X
4 8 (14.04%) Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Solaris
5 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) TDD
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (35.09%) Kanban
6 13 (22.81%) Coaching
7 12 (21.05%) User Stories
8 10 (17.54%) OO
9 8 (14.04%) TOGAF
9 8 (14.04%) Content Management
9 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 6 (10.53%) Analytics
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) UML
11 5 (8.77%) SEO
11 5 (8.77%) RAD
11 5 (8.77%) API Design
12 4 (7.02%) B2C
12 4 (7.02%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Scala
5 3 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) XAML
6 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) Puppet
1 20 (35.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) WSO2
2 7 (12.28%) Google
3 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 5 (8.77%) FatWire
3 5 (8.77%) Omniture
4 3 (5.26%) Software AG
4 3 (5.26%) webMethods
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft